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Thursday April 23, 2015

Seattle Police Hire Programmer That Pestered Them About Transparency

I guess this is one way to avoid having to deal with a bunch of annoying public records requests. roll eyes (sarcastic)

The Seattle Police Department is taking the unconventional step of bringing a programmer who bombarded it with public records requests in-house. Chief Operating Officer Mike Wagers has led efforts to hire 24-year-old self-taught programmer Tim Clemansآ—initially, at least, on a three-month trial basis to work on redaction and disclosure of data. He'll make $22.60 an hour and start on May 6. If all goes well, Clemans will stay on as a full-time staffer.